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[Latin, In the meantime: temporary; between.]
An interim dean of a law school, for example, is an individual who is appointed to fill the office of dean during a temporary vacancy or a period during which the regular dean is absent due to an illness or disability.
interimadjective impermanent, intermediate, makeshift, provisional, provisory, temporary, temporis innervallum, tentative, transient, unfinished, unofficial
Associated concepts: interim relief, interim stay, provisional remedies
See also: abeyance, cessation, hiatus, interlocutory, interruption, interval, moratorium, pause, pendency, provisional, recess, respite, shifting, temporary, tentative, time, transient
INTERIM. In the mean time; in the meanwhile. For example, one appointed between the time that a person is made bankrupt, to act in the place of the assignee until the assignee shall be appointed, is an assignee ad interim. 2 Bell's Com. 355.